Man's Body Found Next to Mailbox in Franklin

State police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a man's body was found on the side of the road in Franklin on Thursday night.

Police found the body lying next to a mailbox at 796 Windham Road, which is also Route 32, around 4:30 p.m. after receiving reports of an untimely death.

A medical examiner arrived at the scene shortly after 10 p.m. and will work to determine the person's cause and manner of death.

Police have not released the man's name and said they are in the process of notifying family members.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen the man walking in the area within 24 hours of his death to come forward.

He stood about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighed 200 pounds and had brown eyes and brown hair. State police said he was wearing a blue tank top, grayish-blue cargo shorts, blue sneakers and a gray New Jersey Nets baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Eastern District Major Crime Squad at 860-896-3230. Calls will remain confidential.

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